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Businesses can ‘Gain by Giving’ with BBB Accredited Charities

Is your business looking for a charity to give to or one that can use volunteers from your organization? BBB encourages businesses to ‘Gain by Giving’ by forming an alliance with a trustworthy BBB Accredited Charity for any charitable or volunteer projects. BBB Accredited Charities are well qualified to work with BBB Accredited Businesses because they operate…

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BBB’s Charity Reviews Give Donors Confidence To Donate

By Jerri Stroud, BBB Editor When a charity or nonprofit applies to become a BBB Accredited Charity, BBB Charity Review Director Carole Bellman may be presented with a stack of paperwork several inches thick. In addition to a detailed questionnaire, charities must submit documents including their annual report, audited financial statements, complete IRS form 990,…

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Looking For Trustworthy Charities? Ask BBB

By Jerri Stroud, BBB Editor What do you look for when you want to give to or volunteer with a charity? Many of us pick a charity that we care about and one that mirrors our own interests. But how do we know which ones we can trust? Many Americans say they look at a…

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Giving Wisely on Giving Tuesday

By Jerri Stroud, BBB Editor Giving Tuesday is being promoted by charities of all stripes this holiday season. If you’ve ever donated to a charity, you’ve probably already received emails or solicitation letters seeking your donation on Dec. 2, the date for Giving Tuesday this year. Many charities are promoting the day with the hashtag #givingtuesday…

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BBB Charity Symposium Puts Focus On Impact

By Jerri Stroud, BBB Editor This year’s BBB Charity Symposium, Charting Your Impact, featured speakers who focused on how charities and nonprofits can gauge their effectiveness and keep themselves on track as they pursue their goals. The symposium was Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac. Art Taylor, president and CEO of…

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Clinic Helps Children Make Themselves Understood

By Jerri Stroud, BBB Editor Babbling is cute in babies, but if children can’t make themselves understood as they grow into toddlers and preschoolers, they and their parents can become frustrated. Often, it’s difficult to figure out what to do to help them. That’s where organizations like the Walker Scottish Rite Clinic for Childhood Language…